That really has nothing at all to do with this post but they put out a song called "Back to School" and it was one of my favorites back when the White Pony album dropped in 2000. That's the winter that I learned how to snowboard (at Killington, VT bitches!) and the year that I started to date my last long term BF (Anthony D.) before I met J. I remember riding (falling) down the long ass green trail on that mountain and hearing that song blasting from the trailside speakers. Wow I thought I was so hardcore with my eyebrow piercing and my newly acquired tramp stamp :-/
So back to school comes to mind because well, that's where I'm going. Let the record show that I do not have a degree of any kind. This is a point of much pain and frustration for me. I don't have enough room on this blog to delve into the how and why but think of it like this: I am a HUGE nerd. I was the valedictorian of my highschool with a partial scholarship and I still didn't go to college. I'll let you dwell on that for a minute and you can speculate about what evil forces must have been at play to keep me from higher learning. I'll save the unabridged version for my as yet unwritten memoir.
Anyways I'm going to school starting this spring.... community college for my AA just to start since I can do that all online. I'll see where it takes me after I get that bit under my belt.
Wish me luck folks. I've taken plenty of classes in my tenure in the Software Development field but it's been awhile since I've been properly graded for my work. Crazy!
Here's the video so you can feel what I felt back in 2000: